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You are a bank robber, driving around a maze of streets (representing the city) in a 1930's style car. Your purpose is clear: perform "bank heists" by driving across white-pillared symbols that represent banks. As you "rob" each of the banks, they disappear, and a police car appears in its place, beginning hot pursuit after a few moments. You must avoid the cops to stay alive. Fortunately you are not completely defenseless, as you have a stock of dynamite, which you can strategically drop to destroy the cop cars.

Besides the escape tunnel that will take you from one side of the screen to another (as in Pac-Man), there is an additional tunnel that represents the road out of town. By taking it, you will find yourself in the next city. Each city is increasingly difficult, and the cop cars are faster and smarter.

There are 9 banks in each town, and you receive an increase in gasoline each time you rob one. Therefore, the goal of the game is to drive from town to town, navigating the mazes of streets, and robbing as many of the banks in each town as you are able to. This keeps your gas supply high, and the money rolling in! If you run out of gas, the game is over.


Bank Heist Atari 2600 After a bank is robbed, a cop appears in the maze and chases you
Bank Heist Atari 2600 The game in black and white mode
Bank Heist Atari 2600 Selecting a game mode
Bank Heist Atari 2600 Uh oh, I could be cornered here...

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Alternate Titles

  • "Roaring 20's" -- Working title

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Game Freaks 365 Jul 02, 2010 8.8 out of 10 88
neXGam Jun 27, 2013 7.6 out of 10 76
The Video Game Critic Feb 09, 2004 B- 67
Woodgrain Wonderland Sep 28, 2016 C- 42


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SirOrlando (250) added Bank Heist (Atari 2600) on Nov 02, 2005